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Old Wed Nov 23, 2011, 05:48pm
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And you could say I'm a pretty good stickler, like not altering one's quote. Besides, "mediums" and "media" are both acceptable.
Dictionary.com? That's the grammar equivalent of Wikipedia, just FYI, as long as we're picking nits about grammar.

It's a bit more complicated than just saying both are acceptable. It depends on how the word is being used.

If you consult Merriam Webster, the accepted plural form of medium when you're talking about conveyance of information is media.

"Mediums" is reserved for "material or technical means of artistic expression."
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Old Wed Nov 23, 2011, 06:20pm
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And I agree with this. But that's not what bob said. He simply pointed out that the poster has poor grammar.
That's exactly what he meant. Why are you looking to be a plumber today?
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Old Wed Nov 23, 2011, 06:26pm
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I didn't intend to start a firestorm. The phrase "must (should / would / could) OF" as a replacement for "must've" really chaps me, for whatever reasons (that I couldn't explain to your satisfaction anyway).
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Old Wed Nov 23, 2011, 06:34pm
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That's exactly what he meant. Why are you looking to be a plumber today?
Once again, you're not understanding the context of the conversation. And, once again, if you get confused, sometimes it can help to read back through the thread so you can understand what exactly is being said.
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Old Wed Nov 23, 2011, 09:07pm
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Either way, who cares? What's the point of pointing out someone's poor grammar on a basketball board?

If you didn't understand what the poster was trying to say, I can understand that, but pointing out someone's poor grammar just to point it out is pretty anal and pretentious, if you ask me.
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And I agree with this. But that's not what bob said. He simply pointed out that the poster has poor grammar. Not that, because of the poor grammar, he couldn't understand what the poster was trying to get at.




Making a snide remark such as "poor grammar skills aside" is not helping to correct someone. It's a nice way of saying "your writing sucks." That's not offering any sort of help. It's just being pretentious and snobby.

But it's okay to point out when someone is anal, pretentious, and snobby?
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Old Wed Nov 23, 2011, 09:27pm
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That's exactly what he meant. Why are you looking to be a plumber today?
Oh oh, there someone goes yet another time, blatantly slandering the fine vocation which has served not only me and my family but also thousands and thousands of needy customers with practical, effective, cost-conscious solutions for leaking pipes and faucets and clogged toilets and drains.

Why not say instead, "Why are you looking to be a developer of an officials' association management system today?"

May your wife's garbage disposal clog with turkey and yam parts tomorrow right before the football game starts, and may your local plumbing agency be unavailable so that you have to try to unclog it yourself but you end up breaking something so that what I, an honored and esteemed plumber, could take care of for a mere 108.00 costs you about 872.00 once you get around to replacing everything you broke when you shoved your tire iron down there to try to dislodge whatever is clogging things up and you end up breaking the sink for all your untrained efforts.

"Every time you flush, you put food on my family's table"

P.S. Anybody remember what this thread was about originally? I forgot.
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And you could say I'm a pretty good stickler, like not altering one's quote. Besides, "mediums" and "media" are both acceptable.
I've done it before, and I'll do it again. But hey, everyone needs a quixotic quest.
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Old Wed Nov 23, 2011, 10:28pm
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And I agree with this. But that's not what bob said. He simply pointed out that the poster has poor grammar.
Just because he didn't say it to your satisfaction doesn't mean it's not what he said. The rest was implied, and most got it. If the OP (or you) wanted to know what exactly he meant, a great suggestion would be to ask rather than pop off with a self-righteous response.

And for the record, I've been guilty of being both pretentious and self-righteous.
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I want to keep caring about this thread, but my turkey is late getting into the brine.
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"Every time you flush, you put food on my family's table"
Hey! That's my line.
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Once again, you're not understanding the context of the conversation. And, once again, if you get confused, sometimes it can help to read back through the thread so you can understand what exactly is being said.
Really? You can't be serious. I understood perfectly what Bob said....the OP, not without a bit of extra effort.

Nothing Bob said was inappropriate. You just want to pick a fight with him (and others who agree with him) over his comment about the poorly written post for some reason.
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But hey, everyone needs a quixotic quest.
Thanks, Snaqs. Now I can't get "Impossible Dream" out of my head!

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The phrase "must (should / would / could) OF" as a replacement for "must've" really chaps me...
You're not alone, sir. All you can do is call people on it.

Just like what we do, though, sometimes, there's backlash when we blow the whistle.
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Old Thu Nov 24, 2011, 11:12pm
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Thanks, Snaqs. Now I can't get "Impossible Dream" out of my head!


You're not alone, sir. All you can do is call people on it.

Just like what we do, though, sometimes, there's backlash when we blow the whistle.
Maybe you guys should go start your own grammar forum.
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I have an idea. Maybe we should all stop worrying about Grammar the same way people worry too much about how someone said something.

Fisaco you spend a lot of time here trying to tell others how to talk to others. If you do not like what someone has to say, do not read it or respond to it. It is really easy, I do it almost every day here (I have to or I would get mad all the time). If you are going to call out Bob for his comment about Grammar, then someone needs to call you out about worrying about how others say things here.

Now is someone going to answer the man's question or we just going to debate something that really does not matter at this point?

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